Using a planner requires a certain amount of work. You have to write in it and look at it often. Then you have to carry out those plans. But at what point does work turn to struggle?
In addition to my Plannerisms weekly planner, I've been using my day per page diary all year as my daily record and capture device. Even though it works well as a record of each day, it has been a struggle to continue to use it all year due to the weight of the book, lack of list space and limit of one page each day. You can see in this year's What I'm Currently Using that I went back and forth a lot. Even though I intended to finish the year in it, I have so much going on right now I just couldn't struggle with it any more. So I started my new notebook system for 2014 a little early, and am already feeling better!
Ideally your planner itself should fade into the background and you shouldn't need to think too much about HOW to use your system, you just use it. But some systems are more work to keep up on than others, especially if it doesn't perfectly fit your needs.
At what point does your planning system tip from Work to Struggle?
And as always on Fridays, feel free to discuss anything planner-related!